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Workaround GmbH, ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH and BASF have been cooperating on the modification of an important component of the smart glove ProGlove, for improved workplace safety. more

EuroChem Group AG, a leading global fertiliser production company, has opened its new production plant for highly efficient, water-soluble fertilisers at its Lifosa subsidiary in Lithuania. more

LKAB Minerals has signed an agreement to acquire UK-based industrial mining company Francis Flower, subject to merger clearance. more

Furthering its commitment towards environment sustainability and energy efficiency, Uflex Chemicals has taken yet another significant step with the introduction of its new Ink series ‘FlexGreen’. more

The former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has announced its relaunch as Nouryon. This follows the recent acquisition of the business by The Carlyle Group and marks the company’s transition to becoming an independent, global specialty chemicals leader. more

Leading Nordic paint company Tikkurila has introduced a new durable coating system to protect metals in the most extreme environments. more

Industrial adhesive manufacturer DELO has developed a new adhesive that achieves up to three times the strength of its predecessor products at high temperatures. more

Akzo Nobel N.V. has acquired decorative paints and woodcare company Xylazel S.A., a 100% subsidiary of Pharma Mar S.A. (PHM). more

Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricants companies, has launched an innovative gear oil to help industry reduce energy consumption and prevent unexpected downtime caused by gear failures. more

Following two years of intensive research, BASF has announced it is now able to present prototypes of the world's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone (PESU). more

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has introduced its new carbon fibre filled grade PA6/66 filament Novamid® ID1030 CF10 for 3D printing. more

A school survey from specialist chemical manufacturer, Airedale Chemical, found that 90% of female students considered science to be their favourite subject following a visit to the company’s Yorkshire site. more

On September 20, 2018 adhesives specialist Intertronics will be exhibiting at the Fastening & Assembly Solutions and Technology (FAST) Live exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK. more

Sika has expanded its operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by investing in a new factory in Dubai. An existing production facility for concrete admixtures has been relocated to the new site and expanded. more

Polydist UK has introduced SABIC’s Specialties products to its existing portfolio of polymer resins. more

Lab Innovations, the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry, will be focusing for the first time this year on the increasingly important aspect of the “Sustainable Laboratory”. more

German pharmaceutical group Bayer has seen a steep drop in sales following a US verdict ordering its subsidiary, agricultural giant Monsanto, to pay damages to a man who said ingredients in one of its weedkillers had caused his cancer. more

SABIC, a world chemical industry leader, has launched its STADECK™ heavy- duty panel for the building and construction industry. more

Sika has announced its takeover of Polypag, a Switzerland-based manufacturer and developer of polyurethane foam systems. more

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Renmatix, a global leader in plant-based technology, have announced they will be jointly developing biomass-based performance additives that improve the properties of architectural paints and construction materials. more

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